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Hazmat suit stocks soar on Ebola fears

It’s a great time to be a hazmat suit maker. The stock price of Lakeland Industries has soared more than 170 percent this month on growing fears the deadly Ebola virus could spread overseas.... Read more»

Trent Franks, Yazidis demand more action against ISIS

Joined by a Republican congressman, Arizonans who are members of an ethnic and religious group from the Middle East said last week that the United States isn’t doing enough to stop violence perpetrated by the Islamic State group.... Read more»

Nogales marks two-year anniversary of teen's fatal shooting

On Friday, around 150 people marched in Nogales, Sonora, to mark the second anniversary of the death of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, killed when he was shot by Border Patrol agents firing through the border fence on Oct. 10, 2012.... Read more»

How a weird law gives one group American nationality but not citizenship

Members of the small American Samoan community are in a legal fight for new recognition. A strange loophole in citizenship law has created two types of Americans: U.S. citizens, and second-class American Samoan U.S. “nationals.” People born of all other U.S. territories — including far­-flung places like the Northern Mariana Islands or Guam — are automatically granted citizenship. So why are American Samoans excluded?... Read more»

The Irish village that’s built a cottage industry as Obama’s ancestral home

Barack Obama’s approval ratings have plunged to George W. Bush levels of unpopularity, with half of Americans saying they don’t like the job he’s doing. But if that news has the president feeling low, he can always take heart that at least one place in the world will always be glad to welcome him home. That would be this tiny County Offaly village in central Ireland that’s built a cottage industry around its unlikely status as the ancestral home — well, an ancestral home — of the 44th president.... Read more»

VA calls for firing of four officials; Phoenix director not on the list

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recommended the removal of four senior officials around the country, but missing from that list is the director of the troubled operation in Phoenix. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said in an email Friday she was “appalled that Sharon Helman (the director of VA health care facilities in Phoenix) continues to receive a paycheck.”

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'Protocol breach' led to U.S. health care worker being first domestic Ebola case

The top federal public health official said Sunday that a “breach of protocol” led a Dallas hospital worker to become infected with the deadly Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Sunday afternoon that the worker tested positive for the virus, marking the first time that Ebola was transmitted from one person to another in the United States.... Read more»

A quarter of Latinos are uninsured

A year after open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began, one in four Latinos does not have health insurance, more than any other ethnic population in the country. And most states are doing little to help those in the coverage gap.... Read more»

Federal judge: Texas voter ID law unconstitutional

Less than two weeks before the start of early voting, a federal judge ruled Texas’s photo voter ID law unconstitutional late Thursday and ordered state officials to drop the new requirements.... Read more»

Johnson: Border tighter, but ‘new threats’ to U.S. security loom

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said illegal immigration is down, border security is up and word is getting out to would-be border crossers. But he called for vigilance against new threats from homegrown extremists who leave the U.S. to join groups like ISIS.... Read more»1

Feds unveil streamlined Obamacare website

Consumers using the federal healthcare.gov website when open enrollment begins next month should expect a faster website with a shorter application form and features making it easier to use on mobile devices, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.... Read more»

What military families need to know about high-cost lenders

Propublica has been reporting on military lenders for over a year. Here’s what you need to know about these high-cost lenders.... Read more»1

Tours aim to redefine Juárez, revitalize tourism

Hopes are riding on a new effort in which tour buses will come to Ciudad Juárez regularly from El Paso. Officials want the tours to help shed Juárez’s image as a danger zone and showcase the city as a destination for area tourists.... Read more»

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Taste the rainbow, Arizona

The 9th Circuit has ruled that laws banning gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada are “impermissible gender discrimination.”... Read more»

A life-and-death struggle for asylum in America

Teens’ tortured road to asylum in America. Lawyers and feds are scrambling to unravel the truth from kids fleeing Central America.... Read more»

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